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My research focuses on Huntington´s disease and peripheral disease manifestations, how these affects brain pathology, how these could translate into biomarker possibilities and how these could potentially lead to therapeutic avenues.

The neurodegenerative disease, Huntington’s disease, is caused by a mutation in the gene that codes for the protein huntingtin. Huntingtin is expressed throughout the whole body.

My overarching hypothesis is that effects of mutant huntingtin within peripheral cells and tissue, mirror neuronal pathology and therefore peripheral manifestations can be a tool to model disease. We aim to identify disease related dysfunction in Huntington´s disease in order to find biomarkers of patholgogical processes and new therapeutic strategies.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

UKÄ subject classification

  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Basic Medicine
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Neurosciences

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